EUPAVE calls on Member States to take full advantage of new EU rules on public procurement
Since 18 April 2016, new EU rules on Public
Procurement and Concessions are in effect. The new Directives offer a chance to
move away from lowest initial cost criteria and promote procurement that is
environmentally and economically more sustainable. By focusing on initial cost
of construction in assessing bids, as is currently often the case, authorities
fail to capture cost savings that are possible thanks to durable,
low-maintenance solutions. Thanks to the new Directives, there is an
opportunity for Member States to update their procurement practices and save
tax-payers money, while also benefiting the environment
Read EUPAVEs full position paper here.
EUPAVE has also prepared guidance for its members on
the implementation of the new Directives. If you would like more information,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.